Biometric Residence Permits (BRP)

Biometric Residence Permits (BRP)

I'm sure 'BRP' must be an acronym you've seen thrown around quite a few times in the many Facebook forums dedicated to helping you achieve your journey to the UK. It would only make sense to breakdown just what the BRP is, how to collect it, and other important information regarding it. First things first:

What is a BRP?

It's the Biometric Residence Permit which allows you to stay in the UK and shows evidence of the your immigration permission(s). You will need it in the following situations:

  • Applying to come to the UK for longer than 6 months
  • Extending your visa to longer than 6 months
  • Applying to settle in the UK

What information does it contain?
Your BRP will include:

  • Your name, date and place of birth
  • Your fingerprints and a photo of your face
  • Your immigration status and any conditions of . . .

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Thank you for this update. I know a friend’s relative who travelled with her BRP and passport after she settled the UK as her partner was British, but later she has been refused to come back to the UK and the reason was that she doesn’t have a visa on… Read more »


The settlement visa usually expires in one month, unless you are lucky enough so you will get two and half year visa on your passport. so the issue is, how the person with only one month visa been issued will come back to the UK if they travel to other… Read more »

Emmanuel M
Emmanuel M

Thank you. Please what happens if ones passport has the visa vignette but the passport did not arrive with a decision letter? Does it mean the person would not be allowed entry with the passport alone?

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